The Crohn’s disease is named after its discoverer, Burril Bernard Crohn , who diagnosed for the first time in the early thirties. Diagnosed inflammation in the part where the small intestine meets the large intestine in fact was initially called just “terminal ileitis”. Later it was found that the disease could also extend or affect other parts though always in the gastrointestinal tract. It an autoimmune disease, which means that the immune system does not recognize as our bodies, recognizes the inflammation and attacks the defense. Luckily it is a fairly rare disease, as with all autoimmune diseases, we are in the order of 3 to 4 cases per 100,000, is found mainly the West, can not yet be cataloged as genetically transmitted but there is a certain familiarity.

It ‘a chronic disease and unfortunately there has not been a cure, in the sense that you can only intervene to control symptoms, reduce recurrence and thus reduce the pain. Only a doctor can make a diagnosis, because Crohn’s disease can be easily confused with other diseases ulcerative with similar symptoms. The symptoms are quite painful, including some may be pain in the stomach very strong , vomiting, diarrhea, even with the presence of blood if the disease is at an advanced or a rash. Let’s see how you can diagnose and how you can at least alleviate disorders, the symptoms of Crohn’s disease.


As mentioned above it is important to a proper diagnosis as not to confuse the symptoms with other diseases similar but less severe. The first important step is to consult a doctor and possibly experienced professional who should be invited to make a series of tests and examinations including targeted definitely the most useful is that endoscopic colonoscopy allows the doctor to visually see experiencer and maybe even do a biopsy . Another of the many tests to do could be an X-ray using the barium taken by mouth as a contrast medium. The barium enema x-ray, but similar to the barium as a contrast medium is inserted through the rectum. Another important consideration is the MRI. Just diagnosed with almost total accuracy the disease has so far not possible to heal but you can improve symptoms and prevent recurrences or complications ranging totally the style of life, especially food and maybe find a suitable pharmacological help or with the help of herbs.

Herbal Natural systems can help. Stress and incorrect feeding can aggravate symptoms. Eliminate stress if possible eliminating the causes and if you can not have recourse to herbs. Herbal teas valerian, chamomile and lavender can act as anti-stress, are calming natural and relax the bowels as well as the mind. Also good aroma therapy with relaxing essential oils. Natural supplements in tablet or capsule containing peppermint always been considered a natural anti-inflammatory, ginger to use in the kitchen or drink before eating, psyllium, a medicinal plant used as a natural laxative or dandelion with the same properties.

Change your eating habits, trying to pick little irritating foods and eat less but more often considered to be one of the symptoms is the lack of appetite Eat small doses also helps you digest better because our digestive system will make less effort. Avoid dairy products and cheeses, avoid legumes, nothing spicy and irritating foods like chili, citrus, no caffeine, prefer decaffeinated and non-carbonated beverages, avoid all additives, no sweeteners, and try to choose foods fresh and natural, nothing low fat sausages and of course perfect regular exercise and age-appropriate.